Kallistov, Vasili Efimovich (b.1839). Russian. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1862. Kvas or kvass is a fermented drink made from black rye or rye bread; popular in Russia, Belarus, Poland and other Eastern and Central European countries; it's origins go back 5,000 years to the beginnings of beer production; Provenance: State Art Museum of the Chuvash Republic, Tcheboksary. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.